Beaujolais current releases – mostly 2018 and 2019

2 days 18 hours ago
A socially distanced tasting that managed to squeeze in between London lockdowns. A begloved Tim Sykes is pictured above in the light and airy (read chilly) upstairs of one of London's attractive Lumiere (sic) events venues. We were the early birds. It did get a bit busier later in the day. We all responsibly emptied our personal spittoons into
Julia Harding MW

Best scotch whisky: Eight to try

4 days 15 hours ago
Scotch whisky

Drawing up a list of ‘the best’ Scotch whiskies is a bit like being asked for your Desert Island Discs: too many to choose from, too many reasons to pick one over another – plus the chosen whiskies change all the time, depending on mood and occasion. One of the joys of exploring the rich […]

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Richard Woodard

Travel by bottle

5 days 2 hours ago
We all desperately need some escapism, don't we? A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Photo taken off the Croatian coast by Inera Isovic on Unsplash.This is the time of year when we would usually be planning our summer holidays but surely only the bravest, most optimistic or the vaccinated are shelling out for flights and
Jancis Robinson

After the guests have gone

5 days 2 hours ago
Nick took off his Marigolds to write this article, a version of which is also published by the Financial Times. As chief cook and bottle washer in our house for the past 40 years, I have long come to appreciate that my tasks do not come to an end when everybody else has left the table. There is the clearing up to do. Over the past year, when
Nick Lander

Top 2019 Mâconnais en primeur wines

5 days 18 hours ago
Cote Chalonnaise & Maconnais

Scroll down to see Charles Curtis MW’s Mâconnais 2019 top scorers See individual appellation overviews for: Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise According to Audrey Braccini of Domaine JA Ferret in Pouilly-Fuissé, 2019 was particularly challenging in the Mâconnais: ‘It was a capricious season at every level, with an almost sinister softness – […]

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Charles Curtis MW

The advent of Quevedo

5 days 18 hours ago
A cleverly stimulating alternative to the usual marking of the days leading up to Christmas. Towards the end of 2020 an email from UK specialist merchants Vintage Wine & Port brought to my attention an excellent idea for an Advent calendar – 24 ports in individual 9-cl bottles from the port house Quevedo. After a little prevarication, given
Tim Jackson MW

Sattlerhof, Gamlitz Sauvignon Blanc 2018/17 Südsteiermark

5 days 18 hours ago
A different sort of Sauvignon, from a region that specialises in it. 2018 from €16.90, 3,340 Japanese yen, £20.90 2017 from €17.50, 20.90 Swiss francs, $24.94, 245 Norwegian kroner, 2,142 roubles Find the 2018 Find the 2017 South-eastern Austria may not immediately spring to mind when you think of Sauvignon Blanc. You are more likely
Julia Harding MW

Millésime Bio 2021 goes ahead with digital format

6 days 9 hours ago

Millésime Bio will take place this 25-27 January 2021 with a 100% digital format.

In partnership with Millésime Bio Since its launch in 1993, Millésime Bio has established itself as the world’s leading exhibition for organic wine and other alcoholic beverages. Organised by Sudvinbio and winemakers from the region of Occitania, Millésime Bio gathers organic wine producers from 20 countries each year, including 40% of French producers.  For the […]

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Olivia Mason